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Why get hearing aids now: Recognizing speech

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  August 10, 2018

Research has demonstrated a relationship between delayed treatment for hearing loss and deterioration in the ability to understand speech.

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How to find the right hearing aid . . . for you

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  July 20, 2018

Consider hearing aids as treatment for a serious, significant medical condition, not as an appliance purchase. Measure your satisfaction of hearing aids as how well it contributes to the quality of your communication and relationships.

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Seniors May Now Fear ‘Cognitive Decline’ More Than Cancer; Hearing Loss a Factor

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  June 14, 2018

Loss of mental acuity (memory loss, depression, dementia, Alzheimer) was named as a top concern for over 65% of respondents in a 2015 National Council on Aging survey. Hearing loss treatment is a significant lever for maintaining your mental and decision-making faculties as you age.

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"Never mind" Communicating to a loved one with hearing loss

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  March 12, 2018

Hearing loss can impact relationships. Communication takes effort, patience, and planning . . . for both of you.

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Can you give me one quick tip so that I can help my mother who isn’t hearing well? Tip #4

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  September 11, 2017

When you are speaking to your mother, pause between phrases.

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Can you give me one quick tip so that I can help my mother who isn’t hearing well? Tip #3

By Dr. Anne Simon   |  August 11, 2017

When you are speaking to someone with hearing loss, keep your hands away from your face. Make communication your priority.

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